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Thread: Anyone Have Sensitive Ring Finger on Fret Hand

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    Question Anyone Have Sensitive Ring Finger on Fret Hand

    I have callouses on my fret hand fingers, but my ring finger ... sometimes if I accidentally hit it in just the right spot, wow it can sting a bit. It get sensitive when I out in cold weather too.

    I notice it when I am typing too. Anyone else experiencing this?
    My Ukes .... so far
    Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele UKB-20 FH
    Hadean Bass Uke UKB-200 FH Ukulele with Steel Strings
    Caramel Baritone
    Deviser Concert/Tenor
    Balnna Concert Ukulele(very colorful!)
    Vanphy Tenor Electric/Accoustic
    Vorson K Style Solid Body Electric Tenor
    All the rest
    95 Fender AG 15 N
    Squire (w/gold letters)
    RW Jameson Electric/Acoustic Nice $100!
    03 Ibanez AK 95
    Rogue 090 12 String
    Rogue RM100A and 111
    4/4 Violin

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    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Sparta, Wisconsin, USA


    Exercise your finger(s). Play your steel string guitar making sure you use your ring finger on the tip as you would playing uke.

    The steel strings will build up callouses very quickly. Just make sure they are in the correct part of the finger.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don't begin to know until you begin to try to do.

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    Hi Kenn

    At month eight of learning baritone uke and guitar the ring finger on the fret hand locked in the down position and needed to be unbent using the other hand.

    No pain just annoying. Needed a month to mostly recover.

    Trained myself to stop over clenching and to fret gently. The relaxed approach is easy on my hands and more enjoyable.

    I got guitar gloves for cold weather. Next winter I'll try fingerless gloves.

    Some of the players in our community developed age related arthritis, and are learning to use a bottle neck slide and slide chords.

    Last edited by casualmusic; 04-27-2021 at 09:50 PM.

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    I have some arthritis, and my ring finger is bent making it difficult for certain chords.

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